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Piazza San Pietro

Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Vatican
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One of the most beautiful in the world. The first basilica of St Peter had been built by order of emperor Constantine on the spot of Peter’s tomb, near the circus of Nero where he had been martyrized. Managed by the Rome's Tourism Dept. in collaboration with //Avanti Concept Ag... (See all)

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  • "... ai massimi livelli che questa Piazza trasuda... affascinante in qualsiasi ora..." (4 tips)
  • "... Ormando si da fuoco in Piazza San Pietro per protestare contro l’atteggiamento della..." (3 tips)
  • "... finestra da cui spesso il Papa si era affacciato. Si sentiva amareggiato...." (3 tips)
  • Arthur C.

    Close your eyes for 10 minutes while facing the façade, then its heavenly light when you open your eyes.

    Arthur C. · December 2, 2011
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  • National Post

    Brother André's canonization by Pope Benedict XVI reconnects Montreal with Catholic past. More at the link: Read more

    National Post · October 18, 2010
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  • flânerie f.

    Went inside the Basilica many years ago (15?), so I'll skip the long queues and here's a photo from outside 😉

    flânerie f. · August 2, 2013
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  • Andre M.

    Look out for the police's original Lamborghini golf cars (no joke). Read more

    Andre M. · May 20, 2010
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  • Arthur C.

    Close your eyes for 10 seconds while facing the façade, then its heavenly light when you open your eyes.

    Arthur C. · December 2, 2011
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  • Brian B.

    Free Tours of St. Peter's Basilica: M-F 2:15pm inside the left information room attached to the Vatican Post Office! Tours are only given during the school year.

    Brian B. · September 15, 2011
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  • Douglas O.

    Arrive before 0930 to avoid 2 hour line

    Douglas O. · July 18, 2010
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  • Julian M.

    Don't believe the guys that tell you the lines are 3 hours or more long. Lines seem long but are constantly moving and you'll get inside the basilica in no time.

    Julian M. · November 8, 2012
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  • Yana Y.

    Best way to go here in January. Not a lot of tourists and beautiful New Year tree. Every year from different country.

    Yana Y. · August 1, 2012
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  • Gerrit B.

    Go early. We got there at about 730 and there was hardly anyone there, two hours later and it was almost wall-to-wall people.

    Gerrit B. · July 20, 2013
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  • Hotel Savoy Roma

    Every Sunday morning at 10,00 the Pope blesses

    Hotel Savoy Roma · July 10, 2013
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  • Arte it

    The moving of the obelisk from the side of the Basilica to the center of the piazza took from April to September of 1586, a colossal work undertaken by Domenico Fontana for Pope Sixtus V

    Arte it · November 8, 2011
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  • David S.

    Visit the dome, great views

    David S. · May 5, 2013
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  • Eduardo Z.

    Ask peoples where the Gianicolo. Free wifi and nice self service restaurant. WC free.

    Eduardo Z. · May 18, 2012
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  • Alex A.

    Participate in a guided tour. It's worth its money (40eur). You see everything and you dont have to wait for hours. Get a guide that speeks your or good english.

    Alex A. · September 7, 2011
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  • Mashinito

    No pakistanis selling shitty stuff, no beggars and it's free! Enjoy!

    Mashinito · March 29, 2011
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  • Neimar A.

    The heart of Catholic Church

    Neimar A. · December 6, 2010
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  • Rafael M.

    I had the chance to attend both the Christmas Eve's mass led by the Pope, and the 'Urbi et Orbi" blessing on Christmas Day. Two unforgettable experiences within a magnificent place.

    Rafael M. · December 28, 2013
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  • Ken B.

    Owww my feet (long standing wait)

    Ken B. · October 11, 2013
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  • Jen L.

    Be prepared for breath taking beauty and architectural brilliance.

    Jen L. · March 15, 2013
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  • Sameer K.

    the big one!

    Sameer K. · August 2, 2011
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  • Current Italia

    mentre era a bordo della Papamobile, Karol Wojtyła fu ferito gravemente all'addome e all'indice della mano destra, da due proiettili sparati da Ali Ağca. Era il 13/05/1981

    Current Italia · January 24, 2011
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  • Arte it

    Lo spostamento dell’obelisco da un lato della basilica al centro della piazza fu un’impresa colossale guidata da Domenico Fontana per papa Sisto V nel 1586 Read more

    Arte it · November 16, 2011
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  • Naldo G.

    visitem lugar explendoroso em toda sua plenitude

    Naldo G. · October 13, 2012
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  • Alex Z.

    Италия волшебная страна :) Рим чудесный город, а Ватикан это вообще сказка :) вы тут и пусть мир будет у вас дома и в сердце :)

    Alex Z. · December 24, 2011
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  • Luca L.

    La maestà del cupolone!!

    Luca L. · December 31, 2011
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  • Gabriella F.

    Non penso ci siano parole adatte a descrivere la bellezza, la spiritualità e l'arte portata ai massimi livelli che questa Piazza trasuda... affascinante in qualsiasi ora del giorno e della notte!

    Gabriella F. · October 2, 2011
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  • Steven M.

    Feeeestje !!! :-p

    Steven M. · March 13, 2013
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  • Gabrielly S.

    Continua Linda

    Gabrielly S. · August 27, 2012
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  • Facundo B.

    Excelente lugar,junto a la Plaza San Marcos de las mas bonitas de Italia, esta tiene a su favor el entorno místico de el Vaticano,gran aglomeración de gente a toda hora del día.

    Facundo B. · March 26, 2013
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  • Alena R.

    Очередь в собор большая, но быстро движется

    Alena R. · September 14, 2012
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  • Silvia S.

    Andate a cercare sul selciato della piazza il "Centro del Colonnato", da lì avete la perfetta visuale dell'abbraccio che Bernini aveva in mente :)

    Silvia S. · November 12, 2011
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  • Donia A.

    San Pietro ...

    Donia A. · March 5
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  • Nicolas R.

    Un icono en el mundo

    Nicolas R. · May 25, 2013
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  • Сергей Т.

    Очередь проходит очень быстро, в течение 15-20 минут

    Сергей Т. · May 10, 2013
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  • Vira O.

    Piazza San Pietro e l'albero di natale dall'Ucraina.

    Vira O. · May 10, 2012
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  • Cassio Carlos O.

    Parada obrigatória em Roma...

    Cassio Carlos O. · March 11, 2012
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  • Edmondo D.

    piazza tra le più famose del mondo, imponente

    Edmondo D. · November 23, 2011
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  • Yana B.

    Не советую брать групповую экскурсию, так как качество радио пере датчиков оставляет желать лучшего 😴😴😴если хочется пройти без очереди, то нужно приходить пораньше, в 7-8 утра☀

    Yana B. · September 20, 2013
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  • Kirill M.

    Почта Ватикана предлагает симпатичные марки на выходе из собора Св Петра.

    Kirill M. · August 25, 2013
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  • HANDAN

    Baska bir dunya...kesinlikle görulmesi gerek :-)

    HANDAN · August 17, 2013
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  • Annamaria G.

    Le dimensioni di questa piazza e della basilica sono fatte apposta per farti sentire piccolo ma abbracciato da tanta maestosità.

    Annamaria G. · March 29, 2013
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  • Mario Adolfo F.

    Brasileiros, não se assustem com a fila para entrar na igreja. Parece grande, mas anda bem rápido. Não almocem por aqui, pois os restaurantes têm poucas opções. Vá até ao centro!

    Mario Adolfo F. · November 30, 2012
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  • gibutino (.

    Contate il 124esimo sanpietrino dalla seconda colonna sulla sinistra, poi poggiateci la mano e vedete cosa succede!

    gibutino (. · September 15, 2012
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  • Maira Mirella M.

    Tem que ir de calça! Caso contrário, vai ter que comprar um lenço e amarrar nas pernas como eu fiz!

    Maira Mirella M. · March 2, 2012
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  • dofono filho do caçador o.

    Espetáculo de lugar

    dofono filho do caçador o. · November 24, 2013
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  • Matteo D.

    Uno spettacolo

    Matteo D. · August 18, 2013
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  • Jade N.

    Onde conheci : Roberta e Neta, foi um dia abencoando por Deus!! ❤

    Jade N. · July 16, 2013
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  • Domenico D.

    Assolutamente da non perdere se di viene a Roma...

    Domenico D. · May 14, 2013
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  • Solène L.

    Place saint pierre magnifique !

    Solène L. · April 19, 2013
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